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MATHCOUNTS is a national math coaching and competition program for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. The program is run by the MATHCOUNTS Foundation, state and local chapters of the NSPE, and many, many volunteers. Participation in the program is through your school. MATHCOUNTS provides an opportunity for students to have fun while exploring areas of math that they may not see in their normal class curriculum. It also gives students a chance to be recognized for their achievements on both team and individual bases. The program targets this age group in order to influence their thinking about math, and to encourage them to continue challenging themselves in the subject as they select high school courses. A link to the national MATHCOUNTS web site is below.

MATHCOUNTS has three major programs: the Competition Program, the Club Program, and the Math Video Challenge

In the Competition Program, schools receive math problems, activities, and a school competition package that they can use to prepare for regional (chapter) competitions in February. Winning teams and individuals at the regional competitions advance to compete in the state competition in March. The top 4 individuals and the coach of the winning team from the state competition receive an all-expense-paid trip to the National Competition in May where they represent Indiana and compete against students from across the country. Indiana has performed well at the national level, placing in the top ten several years in a row, including being the national champion in 1995.

In the Club Program (free), schools are provided the structure, activities, and problems they can use to form a math club. Participating schools are eligible for prize drawings.

In the Math Video Challenge (free) students develop their math, communication, and technology skills through a collaborative video project. Finalists in the Math Video Challenge will travel to the National Competition to present their videos to the Competition Series national competitors.

Indiana MATHCOUNTS

Program Status

November 16, 2021: School registration is underway. So far, 50 Indiana schools have decided to participate. We’ve got plenty of room for more. Schools can register until December 17, 2021. Please visit the national website (link below), and contact your chapter coordinator with any questions.

Chapter coordinators are adjusting their plans in response to the national organization’s decision to hold the official chapter competition virtually this season. They will be working with coaches, volunteers, and facility staff to figure out if they will hold unofficial, in-person competitions. Please reach out to your coordinator and share your thoughts.

We are always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in joining in, please contact the appropriate coordinator below.

Chapter/Region Regional Area Competition Date Competition Location Coordinator
AA Potter Lafayette & Surrounding Counties  February 17, 2022  See Note Below William Walker
David Kish
Anthony Wayne Fort Wayne & Surrounding Counties  February 17, 2022  See Note Below Linda Wagner
Yvonne Zubovic
Calumet Northwestern Indiana  February 17, 2022  See Note Below Michael Melvin
Robert Fox
Central Indiana Indianapolis & Surrounding Counties  February 17, 2022  See Note Below Kimberly Cottrell
Jeffrey Cottrell
Francis Vigo Terre Haute & Surrounding Counties  February 17, 2022  See Note Below Leanne Holder
James B Eads Columbus & Surrounding Counties  February 17, 2022  See Note Below Lance Gentry
Southwestern Indiana Southwestern & Southeastern Indiana  February 17, 2022  See Note Below Jim Reppell
St. Joseph Valley South Bend & Surrounding Counties  February 17, 2022  See Note Below Donny Hanjaya-Putra
Patrick Wensing
Indiana State Competition    March 12, 2022  Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute Leanne Holder
David Kish
Gary Staats
William Walker
Sam Reed

 

You can find your coordinator’s e-mail address on the national MATHCOUNTS website here, filter the displayed list for Indiana (IN), and click on the appropriate chapter name.

Note: Due to the pandemic, the national MATHCOUNTS office has decided that this year the official chapter competition will be conducted virtually. It will be held on February 17, 2022. Unofficial, in-person chapter competitions (with a problem set different from the official set) can be held if coordinators and schools decide they are feasible and desired. Participation in these would be completely voluntary.

FOUNDING SPONSORS

National Society of Professional Engineers
CNA Foundation
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

NATIONAL SPONSORS

Raytheon Company
U.S. Department of Defense
Northrop Grumman Foundation
3M Foundation
Texas Instruments Inc.
Art of Problem Solving

LOCAL SPONSORS

Purdue Federal Credit Union
Purdue University
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

For more information, visit the MATHCOUNTS website.